A Chekhovian comedy from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lillian Hellman about the sad and funny frailties of human existence. As the summer of 1949 draws to a close, a group of middle-aged friends are gathering for their annual retreat at a genteel Southern resort. An acquaintance from the past thrusts himself into the yearly gathering, forcing them to re-examine their mundane yet seemingly idyllic existence, the opportunities they’ve lost, and the lives that have passed them by.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Glenne Headly as Rose Griggs
Julie Harris as Mrs. Mary Ellis
David Clennon as General Benjamin Griggs
Eric Stoltz as Edward Crossman
Scott Wolf as Frederick Ellis
Roxanne Hart as Carrie Ellis
Tracy Middendorf as Sophie Tuckerman
Jeronimo Spinx as Leon
Gates McFadden as Constance Tuckerman
David Selby as Nicholas Denery
Mary Steenburgen as Nina Denery
Lynne Marta as Hilda
Directed by JoBeth Williams. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in January of 2001.